Redmond Regional Medical Center is the recipient of a trio of awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for quality stroke, heart attack and heart failure treatment. All three awards were given in recognition of adherence to Get With The Guidelines program, a hospital-based effort to ensure that hospitals offer consistent care for heart and stroke patients using the most up-to-date recommendations.
On any given Sunday, the Rome News-Tribune classified advertising section includes numerous ads for over-the-road truck drivers with their commercial driver’s license. John Smith has stepped in to help meet industry needs with his Big Rig Driving Academy in Dalton.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented three awards to Redmond Regional Medical Center in recognition of quality stroke, heart failure, and heart attack care. Kay Johnson, Quality Systems Improvement Director-American Heart Association Greater Southeast Affiliate, presented Redmond with: Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus; Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award; and the Mission: Lifeline Bronze STEMI Receiving Quality Achievement Award.
Heritage First Bank and the Rome Downtown Development Authority have put together a tour of downtown Rome loft apartments to benefit the Open Door Children’s Home. The tours will be held Sept. 24 at 3 p.m.
Residents of Cave Spring and visitors to the city now have two more dining choices in the Creekside Restaurant, 23 Old Cedartown Road, and Local Joe’s, a barbecue-based franchise restaurant at 6 Broad St.
The Tapestry Development Group and In-Fill Housing, partners in the redevelopment of the historic Greystone Apartments in Rome, have announced the project has been chosen as a finalist for a Reader’ s Choice Award for the “Best Preservation Development” by Affordable Housing Finance magazine.
Kimberly Barone and Judy Hall have opened the Serenity Hair Salon at 8 Coker Drive in West Rome. Barone and Hall have been joined by master cosmetologist Brenda Lewis in the salon, which opened around June 1.
Georgia Highlands College kicked off the summer with another significant jump in enrollment. Those classes will be coming to an end within the next few weeks with a noticeable increase over last year’s summer semester numbers.
Troy’s BBQ, 1024 N. Broad St., has new hours. The local eatery famous for its brisket, barbecue and breakfast buffet, will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
StateRep. Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, will speak to the Rome Kiwanis Club today about HB 402, which encourages employers to hire high school students as interns in the workplace. The club meets at noon at Hawthorn Suites, 100/110 N. Second Ave.
SYKES Enterprises, a Denver-based multi-national corporation is bringing a new call center to Rome. The company expects to make a formal announcement of its plans to locate in the former Dell Services building, 125 Legacy Drive, off Technology Parkway, during an event tentatively scheduled for Aug. 2.
Roman Matthew Smith is trying to turn Rome upside down with his new business, Knockerball, which are large plastic bubble-like balls that people harness themselves into, then try to knock opponents off their feet.
Rome’s R.H. Ledbetter Properties and the Cherokee Main Street Partnership III LLC are gradually filling out its new Main Street Marketplace development in Cartersville, which will be situated – of course – along Main Street. More specifically, it will be across from the existing Main Street Shopping Center which houses Publix and Target.
For those who have given consideration to operating their own food truck, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Rome, working with the Atlanta Street Food Coalition, will host the Street Food 101 training program at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce in Cartersville on Aug. 12.
APEX Direct Care, 506 Riverside Parkway, is now offering healthcare education opportunities to its patients through new PatientPoint massive digital touch screens in its Rome clinic. Patients can access information on any of a number of topics while waiting to see Dr. Michael Jackson.
Veteran campers who frequent Georgia State Parks generally know what its like to try to arrive at a campground early on a given weekend, or at the beginning of a wheeling vacation to get that perfect campsite. Beginning this August, four of Georgia’s State Parks, including James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park near Summerville, will allow visitors to reserve their favorite campsite in advance.
Courtesy Ford Lincoln of Rome, 101 Highway 411 East in Rome, will get a major facelift in coming months. The Rome Floyd Building Inspection office is currently reviewing plans for the major upgrade of the showroom.
The Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual Kids Fishing Day this Saturday, June 18, in Rolater Park in Cave Spring. The event is traditionally held the Saturday before Father’s Day.
David and Suzanne Clonts, owners of the building at 231 Broad St., have confirmed they are seeking a new tenant for the half of the building currently occupied by Abral’s Classy and Sassy Formal Wear. Abral Wilson’s lease runs through the end of July.
Rome businessman Bob Blumberg has opened his new restaurant, Seasons, on Broad Street. Chances are pretty good you’ll see Blumberg in the mid-clock crosswalk a lot in the future. The restaurateur said he’d be splitting his time between Seasons and Johnny New York Style Pizza, Broad Street, his first eatery in downtown Rome.